Abbey Theatre Bridge makes top ten shortlist

Abbey Theatre Bridge makes top ten shortlist

Support our campaign to name the new bridge in Dublin city the Abbey Theatre Bridge by signing our online petition here.

We are delighted to feature in the top ten shortlist of names for the new bridge in Dublin City (between Marlborough Street and Hawkins Street), announced recently by Dublin City Council. So far 2,300 people, including some of Ireland’s leading actors, have shown their support and you can join them as we head towards our target of 3,000 supporters.

You can view and sign our online petition here or do so in person at the theatre. Every signature counts as we aim to make the final shortlist of five names, decided by the Commemorative Naming Committee of Dublin City Council at their next meeting in July.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate the playwrights and actors of Dublin who have contributed so much to the cultural life of the city. Naming the bridge after the Abbey Theatre will pay tribute to iconic Dublin writers who have worked with the theatre including G.B. Shaw, John Millington Synge and Sean O’Casey.

It will also commemorate generations of Dublin women associated with the Abbey Theatre across a century, such as Máire Nic Shiubhlaigh, Sara and Molly Allgood, Ria Mooney, Phyllis Ryan and Rosaleen Linehan.

The Abbey Theatre has an international reputation as a literary and cultural icon in our capital city. The Abbey Theatre Bridge will make more visitors and international tourists aware of Dublin’s cultural significance.

Show your support for our campaign by signing the online petition here.

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Your Comments & Reviews


Brilliant idea- gives the Theatre and its location instant name recognition for us and for international visitors,, well done!

It’s a great idea !

I like the idea.

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